The Calibre Essay Prize 2019

     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  January 14, 2019  (expired!)
     View/print as PDF:  A4 size - A5 size
     Contest's Website:  [link]
    The Calibre Essay Prize 2019

    Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the thirteen Calibre Essay Prize. The Calibre Prize, founded in 2007, is one of the world’s leading prizes for an original non-fiction essay.

    Entries must be a single essay of 2,000 to 5,000 words, written in English.

    Essays can be on any non-fiction subject. You may illustrate your essay, but the total file size should not exceed 3 MB. Previously published, prize-winning, or broadcast essays will not be accepted.

    This year the Calibre Essay Prize will be judged by J.M. Coetzee, Anna Funder and ABR Editor Peter Rose.

    Entry fee is 25 AUD (approx. 18 USD), or 15 AUD for current ABR subscribers and full-time student.


    Open worldwide to anyone who is writing in English. There is no age limit.


    The winner will receive 5,000 AUD (approx. 3,585 USD).
    The runner-up will receive 2,500 AUD

    The winning essay will be published in the April 2019 issue (print and online). The runner-up will be published in the May 2019 or June-July 2019 issue (print and online).

    Contest's Website Share